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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2019, 02:45:32 PM »
Yes Jim, Jacky. She is behind me due to a dislocated shoulder. She is still not ready for prime time.

I rode the 7m to the upper limit today, then switched straight to the 4m. I was in the sweet spot of the 4. It felt wonderful. It felt the fastest Iíve gone yet, on these wing dings!

The diagonal handle is the ticket. It just naturally holds the cockeyed wing angle for perfect flight. No risk of tip drags or running over the tip when pumping like a wild man using that handle. I felt like I never had to look when sailing. The wing angle just stayed right. Also, the diagonal handle is very long, so I was able to use several hand positions on it.  I loved it.

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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2019, 06:14:15 AM »
Dwight,  If you remember ...what wind speed was the upper limit for the 7m. (what brand). Have you plotted a useable range for the Ozone 4?

100% on that diagonal hand position - even standing on the ground you can see the change in tip elevation.  I doubt it means much to you, 'who stand on pedestals', but we surface crawlers need both all the wind area and clearance we can get.   

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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2019, 07:18:03 AM »
It was gusting into upper teens on the 7m. I donít think my wind range with a foil, will relate at all to riding on the water.

The only brand in the world making a 7m is Gong in France. Itís a direct sales brand. Itís a good wing.

Iíd like a 5m and 6m Ozone, but Iíve heard enough broken promises this summer on wing ETA. Iím not waiting on anyone anymore. At our age, we could die tomorrow. This is the retired guys mantra at my beach.
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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2019, 03:05:11 PM »
So today we had 15-25 mph, average 20, freak gusts to 30 per the iwindsurf sensor.

The 4m Ozone handled it great. No flutter. Felt at the limit a few times, but not over it. It would have been nice to take off on a down winder, but didnít have a pickup plan in place. Down wind I could have handled even more wind.

I do now think a rigid handle would be easier for jibes. The not-reliable opening on the soft handle makes me hiccup on the hand switch. The Gong rigid handle, I like better. The diagonal strap is still the bomb.


 


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